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labor andexpense should be cheer- chine by the planters in the fully bestowed by the publisher of southern states.
So important an edition so important in itself, is this invention, that, as we are and so abundantly profitable to informed from good authority, him, as the work under review. four times as much cotton can We beg leave to remind him of be raised now, in many parts of the following sentences in the Georgia and the Carolinas, as advertisement, which accompa- could have been raised with nied the first number.
labor before the
invention. In a cause decided “As, however, all European publica. in the circuit court of the Unit. tions are susceptible of amendment and addition in those parts, at least, which re
ed States, between Mr. Whitney late to the United States, the American and the violators of his patent, editor has engaged, in the various judge Johnson, in giving the the assistance of gentlenien, whose talents opinion of the court, declared, and celebrity do honor to their country,
that this machine had added one and will essentially enrich this great and hundred millions of dollars to important work
"To the article American Biography, the value of the single state of which has been very greatly not to say Georgia ; and that he could entirely neglected in all preceding works
prove this assertion to any man's of the kind, a proper attention will be paid in the present."
satisfaction by arithmetical cal.
culation. Yet this invention al. These promises we could not most unparalleled in its conse. but recollect with pain on find. quences, is not even mentioned ing that nothing is said on the by the American publisher. Nor culture of Cotton, a subject have we found any reference to which might undoubtedly be any other subsequent article, for treated satisfactorily by many further information. The least gentlemen in the southern states; that a regard to propriety would or on the cause of the astonish. have required in this place, is, we ing increase of our exportations think, an authentic and full ac. of this article within the last ten count of the culture of Cotton, years, a cause not only honora. of its preparation for market, ble to Mr. Whitney, the inven. and of Mr. Whitney's machine, tor of the machine for cleaning with a delineation of it on a cotton, but amazingly produc- plate. tive of pational wealth. Ac. Under the word COVENANT, cording to the tables from the in Theology, the English editor English edition, it seems that in seems to deny that " constitu. the year 1799, there were im. tion, such as that which some di. ported into London and Liver- vines have supposed to be the pool from the United States, covenant with Adam, whereby about 24,000 bales of cotton of all mankind should become ob. 300 pounds each ; and that in noxious to eternal misery for the 1806, these importations had in. transgression of one creased to 105,000, more than head, is consistent with divine half of all the cotton brought to justice.” The denial is not di. England that year. The great rect in terms; but the whole cause of this increase is the pos. paragraph taken together a. session of Mr. Whitney's ma. mounts to a denial. The Amer
ican editors insert a few sentences From the Christian Observer. . to correct what may be errone. Religion without Cant ; or a ous in the article. .
Preservative against LukeIt is not surprising that those warmness and Intolerance, who do not believe in the atone Fanaticism, Superstition, and ment of Christ should reject the Impiety. By ROBERT FEL. doctrine of the fall of Adam and LOWES, . M. of St. Mary its consequences. These main Hall, Oxford, Curate of Har. truths of the Holy Scriptures bury, Warwickshire. 8vo. must be received or denied to. 8s. London. White. 1801. gether. But in a most unbecoming We have already had occasion employment are those engaged, to introduce this author to our who undertake to decide by their readers as the writer of a pam. own powers of reasoning, what phlet, entitled The Anti-Calvin. is proper, and what improper, ist; wherein he inculcated doc. to be done by the infinite Jeho trines diametrically repugnant to vah. In such presumption we the word of God, and to the spir
beg to have no participation. it and letter of the Articles of i No other article in this num.
and useful, in reference to the present ber has received additions worthy compilation, which, though purged of of mention, except that of Cow some of the offensive and ridiculous, not Pox, which is described as hav.
to say impious, passages of the original
work, retains the essence of its poison. ing pervaded nearly the whole We the more readily comply with the of North America.
request of X. at the present time, be(To be continued.)
cause the republication, either entire, or in a garbled, and disguised form, of
works of the general character of Mr. To the Editors of the Panoplist. Fellowes "Religion without Cant,” has, [Proposals have been lately issued for in this vicinity, become an affair of conthe republication of Mr. Fellowes' cert and system. As the Socinian host in "Religion without Cant."* The
this country seem fond of appearing in public will undoubtedly be gratified by
the field of religious controversy in the some account of that extraordinary borrowed armour of their brethren in performance, that they may know what
Great Britain, they will not complain, they are about to purchase. In the if they are met by us with the Christian Observer, vol. 1. page 519,
same weapons of defence, which have you will find a review of this work,
been so ably and successfully employed which, if I mistake not, furnishes all
against the same attacks of their breththe information which can be wished.
ren on the other side of the Atlantic. BeA republication of this review will
side, we think it desirable, that our readers give pleasure to one of your readers,
should know in what light this descripand I presume to many. I am, gentle
tion of Christians, who have but recently men, yours, &c.
made their appearance in this country,
are regarded by those in Great Britain, * The work referred to by our res who are engaged in the same general pected correspondent, has already made cause with ourselves. Especially do we its appearance, not indeed under the deem it important that the public should inal title of a
without Cant,” be early apprized of what kind of books, which would probably have excited alarm some in and around our capital have comin the Christian public, but under the piled and "designed for the edification of more specious title of "A general View families more especially, and recommend
the Doctrines of Christianity.” In ed to them as a valuable manual for the the preface, however, the public are ad- instruction of Children.” vertized, that, “the work is compiled We were sorry to see the name of Mr. principally from a work of the Rev. Rob- Etheridge, from whose press so many ert Fellowes, entitled “ Religion without wholesome books have issued, prefixed Cant.” The republication, therefore, of to this insidious work. We presume be the review of the original work, from the must have been deceived by its specious Christian Observer, may still be proper title, as others probably will be. Editor's.
our church. The main design without any effort of examina. of the present work appears to tion, by all who consider the be, that of giving a more partic- gospel in that light, in which St. ular and labored representation Paul viewed it, when he declared, of those doctrines ; and of thus that " the gospel of Christ is the filling up those outlines of heter. power of God unto salvation un. odoxy, which
merely to every one that believeth.” sketched in the former publica- In the preface which Mr. Fel. tion.
lowes has prefixed to his work, These two works correspond there is one passage, which it also in another particular ; they would be highly improper to pass both abound in that species of without some notice. We do not cheap and convenient abuse, mean that, in which he supposes which consists in using hard a connexion between Christian names and coarse epithets, with benevolence and a good dinner; out being at the trouble of shew- for we believe that the idea of ing the applicability of either. our being feasted into philan. In this circumstance, the work thropy will rather awaken the now before us rather exceeds its mirth, than offend the feelings of predecessor ; and the flowers of the reader. The passage to which Billingsgate (as they are denom. we refer, occurs in the 19th page, inated by a writer in the Anti. where Mr. Fellowes having oc. Jacobip Review) which appear. casion to mention the act of aduled to be just budding in the Anti
tery, expresses it, not in such Calvinist, present themselves full terms as mark the criminality of blown in this later production. the deed, but in such as are ordi
Among the many false doc- narily employed to describe it, trines which Mr. Fellowes main. by the most light minded among tains, there is no one which he is the vulgar. more dogmatical in asserting, A considerable part of the than that of the gospel being work which we are considering, nothing more than a rule of life. is of a polemical cast; and the With this doctrine the whole object of attack appears to be spirit and language of the press twofold. On some occasions ent publication accords.
It is a
Mr. Fellowes assembles a hide. doctrine which has been raked
ous group of what he calls the from ainong the dregs of So. fanatics, to whom he ascribes, cinianism; which, if followed ad libitum, a plentiful portion through its consequences, would of absurdity, which he seriously bring us to the very threshold of and triumphantly sets himself to infidelity; and which, in its sim. · answer. On other occasions he plest form, possesses a direct and takes a higher aim, and attempts positive tendency to paganize no less than to overthrow some Christianity. It is, however, a of those doctrines which have doctrine which has no chance of been heretofore considered as es. being adopted by any persons, sential and fundamental parts of who, to a tolerable acquaintance Christianity ; which have been with the sacred Scriptures, add embraced and maintained by a cordial belief of their truth. wisest and best of men ; but Its falsehood will be detected, which Mr. Fellowes happening
to dislike, condemns as false in faith a power, superseding the themselves and immoral in their necessity of instruction and the tendency, and which he, there. use of inquiry.” (p. 97.)fore, labors per fas atque per “They confine the seat and hab. nefas, to discredit and destroy. itation of faith, the bounds of its
In his assault on the fanatics, existence, and sphere of its influ. we should feel no difficulty in ence, to the sensations, within unreservedly wishing him suc. whose gaseous atmosphere they cess, if the weapons which he circumscribe its power, and to brandishes were better suited to whose invisible operations they the hand of a Christian minister; restrict its evidence.” (p. 120.) and we should, moreover, bé — They feign that “man's de. ready to commence hostilities pravity is incurable ;” and “repourselves against the fanatics resent God as angry with us, whom he has described, if we for no other reason than because knew where to find them. Where we are born.” (p. 151.)—They Mr. Fellowes discovered them hold that grace is often with. he has not informed us, and, held from the contrite, and often therefore, we can only wish, that lavishly accorded to the hypoif his chastisement can possibly crite.” (p. 189.)— They "con. prove beneficial, it may speedily fine the agency of grace within reach them; although of its ben, the volatile gas of the sensa. efiting them, we, ourselves, have tions.” (p. 191.)-And, lastno expectation, since, from Mr. ly, (to complete the picture) we Fellowes' description, they ap. are assured, that "the fanatic pear to be among the number of puts the victims of his rage to either the incurably idiotic, or every torture, which he can con. the irrecoverably insane. Of trive in this world, and then this last circumstance our read. breathes fervent wishes to heav. ers will judge, from the few fol. en for their eternal damnation lowing extracts from Mr. Fel. in the next !"' (p. 130.) lowes’ account of them : The Of this delineation of fanati. fanatics make even religion itself cism, we may now take our leave the foundation of unrighteous. for the present; and proceed to ness.” (p. 4.) -" They make the important task of noticing holiness to consist more in tur. the attack which Mr. Fellowes bulence of sensation, than in rec- has made on what we consider, titude of action.” (p. 7.) – and what our church has ever "They make the delirium of held, to be among the essential sensation a substitute for integ. doctrines of the gospel of Christ. rity of character;" (p. 27.) and The doctrine of original or yet, strange inconsistency in. birth sin is pronounced by Mr. deed ! (make great pretensions Fellowes to be totally false. We to superior sanctity.” (p. 29.) pretend not to add to the author.
“They throw wide the gates ities and arguments by which this of heaven to the sinner, and shut doctrine has been, and still may them against the righteous;” and be proved to be true.
We shall, " with them salvation depends therefore, for the present, only upon the impulses of feelings. trouble Mr. Fellowes with a ree (p. 51.)—" They ascribe to quest, that he will attentively Vou. II. New Series.
consider these two practical ques. that the Ninth Article of our tions-How can any man, with church is not very favorable a pure conscience and an upright to his sentiments on the subject mind, declare in the sanctuary, of original sin ; and he even cana in the presence, and in the ad. fesses that it in some degree sancministration of the ordinance of tions this doctrine; but adds, God, that “ all men are con. that “this article admits of an ceived and born in sin,” when explanation that will entirely do he himself, at that very moment, away the mischievousness of the is persuaded, that all men are doctrine.” He also says. (p. 33.) born innocent and upright 2- “ Though the doctrine should and how can he in that same or. be more expressly authorized by dinance, and on his knees before the Articles than it appears to that same God, who seeth the me to be, yet it cannot well be heart and abhorreth iniquity, ad. called the doctrine of the church dress a prayer to him, that he of England, when it is not the would grant to the infant, whom doctrine of the majority of the he is about to baptizc, remis. members, who
compose that sion of his sins by spiritual re- church.' Again, "When we generation,” when he, at the wish to ascertain the true doc. same time, believes, that the infant trine and belief of the church of neither wants such remission, nor England, we are not to inquire is capable of such regeneration?' so much what was the doctrine It may
also be useful to con- and belief of its clergy in past sider, how far it is consistent ages, as what is the doctrine and with that morality, for the inter. belief of the clergy, or the church, ests of which Mr. Fellowes pro. at the present day. That which fesses so much zeal, that he should was the doctrine and belief of the instruct the children of his parish clergy in past ages, was the in a catechism, which affirms, doctrine and belief of the that we are
" born in sin, the church in their time ; and that children of wrath,” when he which is the doctrine and belief thinks, and publicly declares, of the clergy in this age, is the that such an affirmation is a doctrine and belief of the church falsehood; and not merely that in our time.”—Again, "As the it is a falschood, but that it is majority of the living members, such an one as is of the very and particularly the most learn. worst moral tendency.
ed, upright, and judicious memMr. Fellowes talks much of the bers of the church of England, dishonesty and falsehood of the constitute the church of En. fanatics. But is he not appre. gland,* they may, without forhensive, that if any one of them, who retains any portion of his
* We were taught just before, that the wits, should read the work be- England. Now we are told, that the
clergy at large constitute the church of fore ns, and compare some pasmajority of the living members, and para sages of it with others in the ticularly the most learned, upright, and
judicious members of the church of Evg. Common Prayer Book, he would land, constitute that church! If the latfind materials for a severe and ter of these contradictory opinions be adirresistible retaliation?
mitted, it will be necessary for a conscien
tious candidate for ordination, who wishes Mr. Fellowes has discovered, to subscribe the Articles in the sense